The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1451 1255 1104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.21% 14.61% 11.60%
As % of the Vendors category 32.22% 29.75% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 755 639 492
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £170 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 133 140
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £24.90 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.11% -15.62%
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4503 4218 4666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.21% 49.11% 49.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2357 2127 2040
Average daily rate £360 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 246 306
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.84%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire 0 396 £325 - 156
Berkshire 0 326 £400 -1.84% 113
Surrey +2 235 £325 - 143
Buckinghamshire +2 202 £313 +4.16% 53
West Sussex +3 91 £375 -6.36% 20
Oxfordshire -6 71 £350 -8.19% 53
Kent +4 56 £315 -1.56% 34
East Sussex -1 29 £275 -12.00% 10
Middlesex +2 28 £396 +9.24% 3
Home Counties -5 3 £250 -
Isle of Wight - 2 £323 - 1
Sussex -5 1 £550 - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 1180 (42.89%) Windows
2 1012 (36.79%) MS Excel
3 702 (25.52%) Active Directory
4 690 (25.08%) MS Office
5 641 (23.30%) Security Cleared
6 447 (16.25%) SC Cleared
7 422 (15.34%) SQL
8 421 (15.30%) ITIL
9 397 (14.43%) SQL Server
10 388 (14.10%) .NET
11 371 (13.49%) Windows Server 2008
12 364 (13.23%) Windows 7
13 361 (13.12%) MS Exchange
14 356 (12.94%) Finance
15 355 (12.90%) VMware
16 348 (12.65%) SharePoint
17 324 (11.78%) Microsoft Certification
18 307 (11.16%) HP
19 303 (11.01%) Project Management
20 300 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003
21 290 (10.54%) JavaScript
22 284 (10.32%) C#
23 278 (10.11%) HTML
24 260 (9.45%) Oracle
25 252 (9.16%) Citrix
26 249 (9.05%) CRM
27 240 (8.72%) ASP.NET
28 235 (8.54%) DV Cleared
29 234 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
30 232 (8.43%) Migration

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 361 (13.12%) MS Exchange
2 348 (12.65%) SharePoint
3 145 (5.27%) IIS
4 126 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 120 (4.36%) Lync
6 96 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 90 (3.27%) BizTalk Server
8 83 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2007
9 82 (2.98%) SharePoint 2013
10 69 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2013
11 64 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
12 50 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 38 (1.38%) IBM Notes
14 33 (1.20%) Apache
15 29 (1.05%) CMS
16 28 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
17 25 (0.91%) SAS
18 22 (0.80%) MS Project Server
19 18 (0.65%) Node.js
20 11 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1012 (36.79%) MS Excel
2 690 (25.08%) MS Office
3 199 (7.23%) MS Project
4 142 (5.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 131 (4.76%) MS Visio
6 35 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
9 11 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (0.36%) SPSS
11 8 (0.29%) AutoCAD
12 6 (0.22%) InfoPath
13 5 (0.18%) InDesign
13 5 (0.18%) Open Workbench
14 3 (0.11%) FastStats
14 3 (0.11%) Fireworks
14 3 (0.11%) Acrobat
14 3 (0.11%) PaintShop Pro
14 3 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.036%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 160 (5.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 76 (2.76%) Dynamics AX
3 41 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
5 8 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.18%) TIBCO iProcess
6 5 (0.18%) Agresso
6 5 (0.18%) Staffware
7 4 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
7 4 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.15%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
8 3 (0.11%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.11%) SAP SRM
8 3 (0.11%) assyst
9 2 (0.073%) HFM
9 2 (0.073%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.073%) SAP IS-U
10 1 (0.036%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 74 (2.69%) Office 365
2 50 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (0.80%) SaaS
5 21 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (0.65%) IaaS
7 15 (0.55%) PaaS
8 5 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.036%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.036%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 178 (6.47%) Firewall
2 166 (6.03%) DNS
2 166 (6.03%) SAN
3 138 (5.02%) TCP/IP
4 132 (4.80%) Internet
5 110 (4.00%) DHCP
6 101 (3.67%) LAN
7 96 (3.49%) WAN
8 57 (2.07%) SMTP
9 51 (1.85%) VPN
10 41 (1.49%) VoIP
11 39 (1.42%) X.400
12 38 (1.38%) X.500
13 37 (1.34%) NAS
14 36 (1.31%) Wireless
15 26 (0.95%) MPLS
16 25 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
17 23 (0.84%) Intranet
17 23 (0.84%) LDAP
18 20 (0.73%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 397 (14.43%) SQL Server
2 120 (4.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 103 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 73 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 70 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 61 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
7 58 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
8 50 (1.82%) MySQL
9 47 (1.71%) Oracle Database
10 44 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
11 36 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 35 (1.27%) Relational Database
13 26 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
14 24 (0.87%) MS Access
14 24 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
15 17 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
16 15 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
17 14 (0.51%) OLAP
18 13 (0.47%) PowerCenter
18 13 (0.47%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 116 (4.22%) Visual Studio
2 73 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 56 (2.04%) QuickTest Pro
4 30 (1.09%) NUnit
5 28 (1.02%) Subversion
6 17 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 16 (0.58%) Git (software)
8 15 (0.55%) Jenkins
8 15 (0.55%) StarTeam
9 14 (0.51%) JIRA
9 14 (0.51%) MSI
9 14 (0.51%) Selenium
9 14 (0.51%) Axure RP
10 9 (0.33%) Ant
11 8 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
11 8 (0.29%) ClearCase
11 8 (0.29%) MSTest
12 7 (0.25%) SoapUI
13 6 (0.22%) ClearQuest
13 6 (0.22%) Moq
General
1 356 (12.94%) Finance
2 174 (6.32%) Telecoms
3 66 (2.40%) Marketing
4 45 (1.64%) Retail
5 36 (1.31%) Military
6 35 (1.27%) Banking
7 29 (1.05%) Advertising
8 27 (0.98%) Legal
9 25 (0.91%) Manufacturing
10 21 (0.76%) Back Office
11 19 (0.69%) Billing
12 17 (0.62%) Publishing
13 15 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
14 14 (0.51%) Law
15 12 (0.44%) Interactive Media
16 10 (0.36%) Financial Institution
16 10 (0.36%) German Language
17 8 (0.29%) Automotive
18 6 (0.22%) Local Government
18 6 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 506 (18.39%) Analyst
2 358 (13.01%) Developer
3 167 (6.07%) Support Engineer
4 164 (5.96%) Consultant
5 154 (5.60%) Architect
6 139 (5.05%) Project Manager
7 120 (4.36%) Administrator
8 110 (4.00%) Support Analyst
9 103 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support
10 96 (3.49%) .NET Developer
11 88 (3.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 81 (2.94%) Desktop Support
13 73 (2.65%) Test Analyst
14 67 (2.44%) Business Analyst
15 61 (2.22%) 1st Line Support
15 61 (2.22%) Coordinator
16 59 (2.14%) Service Analyst
17 57 (2.07%) Service Desk Analyst
18 56 (2.04%) Desktop Engineer
19 50 (1.82%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 388 (14.10%) .NET
2 278 (10.11%) HTML
3 240 (8.72%) ASP.NET
4 169 (6.14%) XML
5 121 (4.40%) CSS
6 101 (3.67%) JSP
7 87 (3.16%) jQuery
8 86 (3.13%) Web Services
9 82 (2.98%) WCF
10 77 (2.80%) .NET Framework
11 57 (2.07%) ASP.NET MVC
12 43 (1.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 40 (1.45%) Application Packaging
14 38 (1.38%) Ajax
15 28 (1.02%) XSLT
16 27 (0.98%) REST
17 26 (0.95%) SOAP
17 26 (0.95%) HTML5
18 25 (0.91%) AngularJS
18 25 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 234 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 131 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 101 (3.67%) Clustering
4 93 (3.38%) Management Information System
5 46 (1.67%) PKI
6 37 (1.34%) Open Source
6 37 (1.34%) Computer Science
6 37 (1.34%) User Experience
7 28 (1.02%) NHS
8 27 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
9 24 (0.87%) Mobile App
9 24 (0.87%) iPad
10 21 (0.76%) Replication
11 18 (0.65%) Inversion of Control
12 17 (0.62%) Visualisation
13 16 (0.58%) Thin Client
13 16 (0.58%) PMI
13 16 (0.58%) iPhone
13 16 (0.58%) Fat Client
14 14 (0.51%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1180 (42.89%) Windows
2 371 (13.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 364 (13.23%) Windows 7
4 300 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 198 (7.20%) Windows XP
6 176 (6.40%) Linux
7 172 (6.25%) UNIX
8 142 (5.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 84 (3.05%) Windows 8
10 69 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 45 (1.64%) Windows 2000
12 33 (1.20%) Windows Vista
13 24 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
14 22 (0.80%) Apple iOS
14 22 (0.80%) Android
15 19 (0.69%) AIX
16 16 (0.58%) Solaris
17 15 (0.55%) Windows NT
18 9 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
19 8 (0.29%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (15.30%) ITIL
2 303 (11.01%) Project Management
3 249 (9.05%) CRM
4 232 (8.43%) Migration
5 222 (8.07%) Agile Software Development
6 185 (6.72%) PRINCE2
7 131 (4.76%) MVC
8 117 (4.25%) Service Management
9 101 (3.67%) Scrum
10 98 (3.56%) Change Management
11 89 (3.24%) Service Delivery
12 88 (3.20%) Knowledge Management
13 84 (3.05%) Workflow
14 83 (3.02%) Configuration Management
14 83 (3.02%) Business Intelligence
15 77 (2.80%) Validation
16 76 (2.76%) Stakeholder Management
17 75 (2.73%) Incident Management
18 71 (2.58%) Test Scripting
19 67 (2.44%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 422 (15.34%) SQL
2 290 (10.54%) JavaScript
3 284 (10.32%) C#
4 166 (6.03%) PowerShell
5 93 (3.38%) VB
6 90 (3.27%) VBScript
7 80 (2.91%) T-SQL
8 63 (2.29%) Java
9 49 (1.78%) VB.NET
10 48 (1.74%) VBA
11 41 (1.49%) C
12 30 (1.09%) PHP
13 29 (1.05%) C++
14 22 (0.80%) Python
14 22 (0.80%) PL/SQL
15 20 (0.73%) Perl
16 17 (0.62%) Bash Shell
17 15 (0.55%) Shell Script
18 13 (0.47%) Ruby
19 8 (0.29%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 641 (23.30%) Security Cleared
2 447 (16.25%) SC Cleared
3 324 (11.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 235 (8.54%) DV Cleared
5 167 (6.07%) MCSE
6 154 (5.60%) Degree
7 136 (4.94%) ISTQB
8 119 (4.33%) MCP
9 86 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
10 84 (3.05%) MCITP
11 83 (3.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 56 (2.04%) MCSA
13 44 (1.60%) CCNA
14 40 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 35 (1.27%) ISEB
16 34 (1.24%) CISSP
17 31 (1.13%) PMI Certification
18 28 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 27 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 26 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (5.16%) SLA
2 70 (2.54%) QA
3 27 (0.98%) ISO 9001
4 23 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.29%) P3O
8 6 (0.22%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.18%) COBIT
10 4 (0.15%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.11%) BS25999
11 3 (0.11%) BS7799
12 2 (0.073%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.073%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.036%) HL7
13 1 (0.036%) CDISC
13 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.036%) GAMP
13 1 (0.036%) GMP
13 1 (0.036%) BS15000
System Software
1 702 (25.52%) Active Directory
2 201 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (3.82%) Hyper-V
4 80 (2.91%) vSphere
5 64 (2.33%) VMware ESX
6 59 (2.14%) XenApp
7 52 (1.89%) XenDesktop
7 52 (1.89%) Terminal Services
8 43 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 27 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
10 24 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
11 23 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 20 (0.73%) ISA Server
13 15 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 14 (0.51%) Snort
15 13 (0.47%) UAG
16 12 (0.44%) XenServer
17 8 (0.29%) vCloud
18 7 (0.25%) Firmware
19 6 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 175 (6.36%) SCCM
2 77 (2.80%) SCOM
3 45 (1.64%) Backup Exec
4 40 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 35 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
6 29 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 27 (0.98%) WSUS
8 26 (0.95%) ARCserve
8 26 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
9 25 (0.91%) NetBackup
10 23 (0.84%) HP SIM
11 21 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
12 17 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 15 (0.55%) WMI
14 14 (0.51%) SCSM
15 13 (0.47%) BladeLogic
16 11 (0.40%) SCOrch
17 10 (0.36%) Nessus
17 10 (0.36%) Puppet
18 9 (0.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 355 (12.90%) VMware
2 307 (11.16%) HP
3 260 (9.45%) Oracle
4 252 (9.16%) Citrix
5 201 (7.31%) Cisco
6 98 (3.56%) Symantec
7 73 (2.65%) Red Hat
8 65 (2.36%) McAfee
9 64 (2.33%) IBM
10 53 (1.93%) SAP
11 45 (1.64%) Lotus
12 43 (1.56%) CA
13 42 (1.53%) Business Objects
14 40 (1.45%) Remedy
15 39 (1.42%) EMC
16 38 (1.38%) Avaya
17 36 (1.31%) Dell
18 35 (1.27%) Lumension
19 33 (1.20%) NetApp
20 30 (1.09%) Apple
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £35.00 - £40 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Whitebridge Group
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 Per Day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Atech Support
Rate: £150 a shift + shift allowance depending on experience/knowledge
Posted: 21 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £12 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £139 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
H&R Talent
Rate: From £20 to £22 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £150 - £190 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Whitchurch, Hampshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Up to £50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £30 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £120 to £150 per day Depending on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago